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North America Surfactants Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

  • ID: 4515783
  • Report
  • Region: North America, United States
  • 155 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
until Jul 01st 2019
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  • DowDuPont
  • Galaxy Surfactants
  • Innospec
  • P&G Chemicals
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Market Overview

The North American surfactants market is expected to register a CAGR of 3.72% during the forecast period (2019-2024). Major factors driving the growth are the increasing usage of bio-surfactants and abundant availability of raw materials. However, environmental concerns and issues regarding health and safety issues are anticipated to hinder the growth of the market studied.
  • Bio-surfactants dominated the market in 2018, and is expected to grow during the forecast period.
  • The increasing usage of surfactants for the treatment of NRD diseases is likely to act as an opportunity in the future.
  • The United States dominated the market across the region, due to the expansion of industries, such as personal care, food processing, etc.
Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand for Household Soaps and Detergents
  • Detergent is usually a mixture of surfactants, used mainly for the purpose of cleaning, and is available in varying dilutions. Detergents consist of alkylbenzenesulfonates, which have chemical properties similar to soap, but with higher solubility in hard water.
  • Detergents are classified in terms of their ionic properties, namely anionic, cationic, and non-ionic. The soap mentioned in the segmentation deals mainly with washing and laundry applications.
  • The surfactants incorporated in detergents and soaps mix with water, and attach themselves with the dirt on clothes and other cleaning surfaces. This helps reduce the surface tension and removes the dirt from the concerned surface.
  • The major application of detergents is reflected in household cleaning and fuel additives.
  • North America accounts for 1/3 of the global manufacturing for soaps and detergents. The United States and Canada account for majority of the manufacturing and consumption of soaps and detergents.
United States to Dominate the Market

The United States is the largest consumer of surfactants in the region. Due to the expanding personal care industry, the usage of surfactants has increased over the past few years, which is expected to further increase over the forecast period. The food processing industry in the country is expanding, which is expected to augment the use of surfactants. Surfactants are used in lubricants and fuel additives. This factor has been driving the increased usage of surfactant in the automotive industry, over the years. The structure of the surfactant supply industry in the country is stratified and complex. It consists of players who manufacture surfactant and raw materials for surfactants. One of the main segments of the beauty and cosmetic industry in the country is the premium product segment. The US soap and detergent industry include around 630 establishments (single and multi-location companies), with combined annual revenue of about USD 25 billion. Major manufacturers of surfactants in the country include 3M, Arkema, BASF SE, Clariant, etc. The overall demand for surfactants in the country is expected to increase, due to the usage of surfactants in agriculture, textile, etc.

Competitive Landscape

The surfactants market in North America is highly fragmented, with the top five companies accounting for over 10% share of the market. The major companies include Stepan Co., AkzoNobel NV, BASF SE, Croda International, and Huntsman International LLC.

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1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study



4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Increasing Demand for Bio-surfactants
4.1.2 Wide Area of Applications
4.1.3 Abundant Supply of Raw Materials
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Environmental Concerns Related to Synthetic Surfactants
4.2.2 Other Restraints
4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition

5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Anionic Surfactant Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfolane (LAS or LABS) Alcohol Ethoxy Sulfates (AES) Alpha Olefin Sulfonates (AOS) Secondary Alkane Sulfonate (SAS) Methyl Ester Sulfonates (MES) Sulfosuccinates Others
5.1.2 Cationic Surfactant Quaternary Ammonium Compounds Others
5.1.3 Non-ionic Surfactant Alcohol Ethoxylates Ethoxylated Alkyl-phenols Fatty Acid Esters Others
5.1.4 Amphoteric Surfactant
5.1.5 Silicone Surfactant
5.1.6 Others
5.2 By Origin
5.2.1 Synthetic Surfactant
5.2.2 Bio-based Surfactant Chemically Synthesized Bio-based Surfactants Sucrose Ester Alkyl Polyglycoside Fatty Acid Glucamide Sorbitan Ester Others
5.2.3 Bio-surfactants Glycolipid Fatty Acid, Phospholipid, Neutral Lipid Lipopeptide Polymeric Bio-surfactant
5.3 By Application
5.3.1 Household Soap and Detergent
5.3.2 Personal Care
5.3.3 Lubricants and Fuel Additives
5.3.4 Industry and Institutional Cleaning
5.3.5 Food Processing
5.3.6 Oilfield Chemicals
5.3.7 Agricultural Chemicals
5.3.8 Textile Processing
5.3.9 Emulsion Polymerization
5.3.10 Other Applications
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 United States
5.4.2 Canada
5.4.3 Mexico
5.4.4 Rest of North America

6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Market Share Analysis**
6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 3M
6.4.2 AkzoNobel NV
6.4.3 Arkema Group
6.4.4 Ashland
6.4.5 BASF SE
6.4.6 Bayer AG
6.4.7 Clariant
6.4.8 Croda International
6.4.9 Elementis Specialties
6.4.10 Emery Oleochemicals
6.4.11 Evonik Industries AG
6.4.12 Galaxy Surfactants
6.4.13 Geo Specialty Chemicals
6.4.14 Godrej Industries
6.4.15 Huntsman International LLC
6.4.16 Innospec
6.4.17 Kao Corporation
6.4.18 Lonza
6.4.19 Mitsui Chemicals
6.4.20 P&G Chemicals
6.4.21 Reliance Industries Ltd
6.4.22 Sanyo Chemical Industries
6.4.23 Sasol
6.4.24 Sinopec Jinling Petrochemical Co. Ltd
6.4.25 Solvay
6.4.26 Stepan Co.
6.4.27 DowDuPont
6.4.28 Henkel AG

7.1 Usage as Lung Surfactant in Neonatal Respiratory Distress (NRD)
7.1.1 Syndrome
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  • 3M
  • AkzoNobel NV
  • Arkema Group
  • Ashland
  • Bayer AG
  • Clariant
  • Croda International
  • Elementis Specialties
  • Emery Oleochemicals
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Galaxy Surfactants
  • Geo Specialty Chemicals
  • Godrej Industries
  • Huntsman International LLC
  • Innospec
  • Kao Corporation
  • Lonza
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • P&G Chemicals
  • Reliance Industries Ltd
  • Sanyo Chemical Industries
  • Sasol
  • Sinopec Jinling Petrochemical Co. Ltd
  • Solvay
  • Stepan Co.
  • DowDuPont
  • Henkel AG
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